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Finnish border controls return for traffic from Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland

Any travelers from these three countries are urged to quarantine themselves for two weeks on arrival in Finland.

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Tourists on a beach in Malaga, Spain, July 22. Image: Jorge Guerrero / AFP

As of Monday 27 July, border checks are again in force for anyone arriving in Finland from Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland .

The Finnish government's latest evaluation of travel restrictions noted that the number of coronavirus infections in these three countries has once again begun to rise. The decision to restrict entry will be in force until at least 25 August.

At the same time as the decision to reintroduce border checks for travellers from Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland, restrictions were extended for traffic to Finland from Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

Restrictions can be lifted on travel to Finland for countries that have registered no more that eight new coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the preceding 14 days.

All three of the countries affected by renewed restrictions on Monday are in the Schengen zone, although Switzerland is not an EU member.

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